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SPUR CAPE SUMMER TRAIL SERIES OFF TO AN ELECTRIC START

On an incredible evening in the Mother City, more than 900 wide-eyed and smiling trail runners showed up to run the first of four races in the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014.

The beautiful Tygerberg Nature Reserve was her sparkling best under an almost full moon with little to no wind to speak of and…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 16, 2014 at 16:53 — No Comments

Local legends heat up Race 2

The stars were out to shine both in the sky and on the ground as Michael Bailey, Bernard Rukadza, Dion Middlekoop, Nicholas Rupanga and others battled it out in race 2 of the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 on a brilliant Wednesday evening.

It was electric…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on January 31, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Fabulous running at Lebanon Forest

Lighting up the Spur Trail Series in Lebanon The third instalment of the 2014 Spur Cape Summer Trail Series took place in the magical Lebanon Forest out in Grabouw and what a variety of trails Lebanon have to offer! From pine trees, to switchbacks, to rocky inclines and running through the orchards, this race had it…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 4, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Stunning scenes at Spur Silvermine Mountain XL

There was a palpable buzz of excitement as the second edition of the Spur Silvermine Mountain XL set off in one of the Cape’s finest nature reserves, South Peninsula’s Silvermine Nature Reserve.

This 34km race would see runners enjoy unmatched views of the Southern Peninsula, including Kalk Bay, Muizenberg,…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 10, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Oak Valley delights in Series finale

This past Sunday saw the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 come to an end at Oak Valley and we could not have asked for a better morning to round things off.



As is tradition, race 4 kicked off with the 25.4km XL race, drawing top names such as Spur Silvermine Mountain XL winners Michael Bailey and Katya…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on February 25, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

PULSATING ACTION AT PELINDABA

The fourth and final race of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 took place at the superb Pelindaba Nature Reserve this Sunday.



The weather was electric and so was the racing as more than 400 runners turned out to take part in the final Spur Trail Series race of the year.



With the…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on December 3, 2013 at 17:21 — No Comments

Blistering heat and even hotter racing at B’Sorah

A brand new venue welcomed us for Race 3 in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 and what an amazing venue it is!



B’Sorah welcomed us for the first time ever and what an absolute gem to add to the Spur Trail Series collection. In the Long Course Championship Race, runners were treated to…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on November 11, 2013 at 10:37 — No Comments

Running Wild at Segwati

Race two in this series of four races in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series took place on Sunday at the scenic Segwati Game Ranch.



With the weather playing its part in making conditions ideal for trail running, the 12.75km Long Course Championship race got underway with pre-race favourites Lucky Miya and…

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Added by Owen Middleton on November 4, 2013 at 14:14 — No Comments

Rugged Racing at Hennops River

The Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 kicked off this past Sunday, October 27, at the tranquil Hennops River Picnic Site. What was not so tranquil was the electric racing on spectacular single track trails that left a few hardened runners with scratches, bruises and memories.



Race 1 saw not only a long…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 28, 2013 at 17:11 — No Comments

Trail Series delights in Giba Gorge

Wednesday night saw the second chapter of the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series take place. This time Giba Gorge provided us with a spectacular venue for some electric night-time running. 



In the Men’s Championship 10.5km Long Course, it was Mark Michel who left everybody trailing, coming home in a…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 11, 2013 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

A RACE AGAINST THE STORM

The penultimate race in the Spur KZN Trail Series took place in the tranquil setting of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, despite the weather deciding to spice things up with clouds building overhead and the threat of rain getting greater and greater the closer to start time.



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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 17, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Spur KZN Trail Series 2013 signs off in style

The fourth and final race of the Spur KZN Trail Series 2013 began in eerie, misty conditions as Series leaders and contenders lined up at the start line one final time.



In the men’s Championship 11.3km race it was two-time runner up Owen Bengo who crossed the finish line in 1st place, coming home…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 21, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Inanda Dam Comes Alive

Inanda Dam dished up a great day of racing to kick off the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series. This, the 3rd edition of the KZN Trail Series, will see runners test themselves over four unique and challenging courses over the next three weeks, with Series results…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 7, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Spur KZN Trail Series kicks off Sunday!

The Spur KZN Trail Series is set to kick off on Sunday and promises to again be a highlight on runners’ calendars in October. Entries for this popular event are now open and going fast.



The first Series took place in Cape Town in 2008 and has grown rapidly since then. What has made the event so…

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Added by Catharina Robbertze on October 2, 2013 at 9:00 — No Comments

Spur CWTS13 on SuperSport!

Did SuperSport catch you in action at the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013?

SuperSport have put together a 30min screening which captures all the action and excitement of this past Spur CWTS13!

The screening will premier on 1 October 2013 at 18h30 on SuperSport Channel 8, and will be repeated as per the screening time-table below.…



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Added by Claire Davidson on August 29, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

A true winters wrap up in Kleinmond

The fourth and final instalment of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013 could not have been wilder as the Cape of Storms showed her true colours in Kleinmond. With rain and gusts of wind up to 70km/h, it was going to be some finale.



I have run out of superlatives for Bernard Rukadza as he claimed yet…

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Added by Claire Davidson on August 19, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Monumental racing inspires in Paarl

It was another spectacular warm winter’s day that greeted more than 700 eager and wide-eyed runners for Race 3 of 4 in the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013.



The spires of the Afrikaans Taal Monument and spectacular rock formations of Paarl Nature Reserve played host this week,  with the course dishing up…

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Added by Claire Davidson on August 6, 2013 at 13:51 — No Comments

Rukadza tames the Tyger

It may have been a new start venue and a new route, but the Tygerberg Nature Reserve dished up yet another uncompromising trail race in wet, slippery conditions.



Despite the cold, wet Cape winter weather, over 650 competitors transformed the tranquil Olienhout Park into a spectacular race arena awash with…

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Added by Claire Davidson on July 29, 2013 at 14:05 — No Comments

I saw it first! - The GLB46 Ultra Trail Run

Written by Jörg Schmid

It’s always nice to be part of something new. I guess this appreciation was shared by the 90 or so runners who casually lined up for the inaugural Wildrunner GLB46 Ultra. GLB stands for Groenlandberg (Nature Reserve) outside Grabouw in the Western Cape where the run was held. 46 – well that’s the length of the trail run in kilometres and Ultra underlines the fact that this was going to be longer…

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Added by Claire Davidson on July 26, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Pristine Paul Cluver delivers a perfect start to the 2013 Spur Cape Winter Trail Series

Spectacular weather and magnificent scenery greeted over 730 runners as they lined up at the Paul Cluver Wine Estate for Race 1 of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013.



Despite the bite of the early morning chill, shivering but eager runners lined up at the start line and the 16km long course…

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Added by Claire Davidson on July 22, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

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